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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Jessup is approximately 8,197 (2007), 7137 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 398 (2000), 515 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jessup is 10.927 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jessup is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jessup to Washington DC is 21 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jessup is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 76.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jessup elevation is 200 feet above sea level.
Jessup per capita income is $ 19,052 (2000).
Jessup median income is $ 62,481 (2007).
The Jessup median home price is $ 390,092 (2007).


in central Maryland about 16 miles from and about seven miles from Columbia. Other nearby communities include Fort Meade, Savage-Guilford, Maryland City, Elkridge, Severn, North Laurel, Lauren, South Laurel.
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History & History Related Items

First known as Jessup's Cut, this small village was along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. One of the civil engineers for the railroad was Jonathan Jessup and the town is said to have been named for him. The name was shortened to just Jessups in 1863 and then later around 1950 the s was dropped leaving simply, Jessup. There are several prisons in the area that are referred to by the inmates as the cut. The name probably came from the original name of the area.
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The population of Jessup was:
1990 - 6,537
2000 - 7,865
2007 - 8,197

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 393
2000 - 398

Median age:
2000 - 34.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 48,000
2007 - $ 62,481

Median house value:
2000 - $ 158,900
2007 - $ 390,092

Jessup is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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